Trans Day of Remembrance

Originally posted on PhD Balance social media platforms on 11/20/2020.


CW: Transphobia, Violence

Graphics - text read Trans Day of Remembrance. Honor the lives lost to anti-trans violence's. In the year 2020, 350 transgender and gender diverse people were murdered around the globe. The average age of those killed was 31 and a fifth (22%) of those murdered were inside their own home. The top three countries are Brazil (152), Mexico (57) and the United States (28). The majority (98%) of those murdered were transgender women. #TDOR2020 Source  Transrespect Versus Transphobia Worldwide.

Trans Day of Remembrance, the 20th of November 2020, is a time for mourning and honoring those who have lost their lives due to anti-trans violence.


For many years, the academic community has not fully supported our transgender colleagues. It’s time to change that, reach out to your academic community as an ally, supporter, and friend and check in with your trans and gender-diverse colleagues today.



Below is a list of names of those murdered in the US & PR in 2020.

Graphic - text reads Trans Day of Remembrance, honor the lives lost to anti-trans violence. List of names of those murdered in the US & PR in 2020. Dustin Parker, Neulisa Luciano Ruiz, Yampi Medéz Arocho, Monika Diamond, Lexi, Johanna Metzger, Serena Angelique Velázquez Ramos, Layla Pelaez Sánchez, Penélope Díaz Ramírez, Nina Pop, Helle Jae O'Regan, Tony McDade, Dominique "Rem'mie" Fells, Riah Milton, Jayne Thompson, Selena Reyes-Hernandez, Brian "Egypt" Powers, Brayla Stone, Merci Mack, Shaki Peters, Bree Black, Summer Taylor, Marilyn Cazares, Dior H Ova, Queasha D Hardy, Aja Raquell Rhone-Spears, Kee Sam, Aerrion Burnett, Mia Green, Michelle Michellyn Ramos Vargas, Felycya Harris, Brooklyn Deshuna, Sara Blackwood, Angel Unique. #TDOR2020, Source: Human Rights Campaign.